What we do
We focus on generating new scientific information and methods to bear in addressing community-based problems in the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. Our research work draws inspiration from the broad Marxist-Leninist tradition, Ngô Đình Nhu person dignity theory and Decolonial schools of thought in their analyses of the state, institutions, organizations, imperialism, neo-colonialism, internal colonialism, culture and class contradictions in South Africa’s democratic society. Our argument basis is to foster long-term thinking and deep theoretical analysis to-what-end various practices and approaches have to be adopted or either amended for effective public policy and the preservation of human external (bodily integrity) and internal (spiritual integrity) dignity in the metro-city. This is to view the entrenchment of neoliberal and informational capitalism as unsustainable towards the future of the city. We recommend the restructuring of markets and organizations in the City of Joburg to continually prioritize economic dignity through the promotion of ethical city-led growth, ethical city-led job creation.
Some specific societal challenges are too complex for any one discipline or industry to solve alone.By applying multiple unique theoretical perspectives and intersecting traditions. Our research critically offers an expanded definition towards policy fragmented industries to show that these policy spaces, although at first sight, very trivial; deemed not key strategic to both national and foreign markets. Yet (no matter how poorly realised), logically they also affect commerce in its most intimate structure. And the broader relationship between the economy, the redistribution of economic dignity and society.
Dignity centred approach
Social Reproduction Theory
The critical perspective of human resource management
Marxian Technology analysis
Problematizations WPR approach
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